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Fundamentals of atmospheric radiation : an introduction with 400 problems

Author: Craig F ( Bohren; Eugene E ( Clothiaux
Publisher: Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, ©2006.
Series: Physics textbook.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Meeting the need for teaching material suitable for students of atmospheric science and courses on atmospheric radiation, this textbook covers the fundamentals of emission, absorption, and scattering  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig F ( Bohren; Eugene E ( Clothiaux
ISBN: 9783527405039 3527405038
OCLC Number: 805042213
Description: XVIII, 472 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface. 1 Emission: The Birth of Photons. 1.1 Wave and Particle Languages. 1.2 Radiation in Equilibrium with Matter. 1.3 Blackbody Radiation. 1.4 AbsorptivityandEmissivity. 1.5 Emission by Clouds. 1.6 EmissivityandGlobalWarming. References and Suggestions for Further Reading. Problems. 2 Absorption: The Death of Photons. 2.1 Exponential Attenuation. 2.2 Directional Emissivity of the Atmosphere. 2.3 Flux Divergence. 2.4 Absorption Cross Section. 2.5 The ABCs of Complex Variables. 2.6 Interpretation of the Molecular Absorption Coefficient. 2.7 Classical versus Quantum-Mechanical Interpretation of Absorption. 2.8 Absorption by Molecules: The Details. 2.9 Absorption by Particles. References and Suggestions for Further Reading. Problems. 3 Scattering: The Life of Photons. 3.1 Scattering: An Overview. 3.2 Scattering by a Dipole. 3.3 Waves on a String: The One-Dimensional Wave Equation. 3.4 Superposition and Interference. 3.5 Scattering by Particles. References and Suggestions for Further Reading. Problems. 4 Radiometry and Photometry: What you Get and What you See. 4.1 The General Radiation Field. 4.2.1 Diffuse Reflection. 4.3 Color. References and Suggestions for Further Reading. Problems. 5 Multiple Scattering: Elementary. 5.1 Multiple Scattering by a Pile of Parallel Plates. 5.2 Two-Stream Theory of Radiative Transfer. 5.3 Multiple Scattering in an Absorbing Medium. 5.4 Emission. References and Suggestions for Further Reading. Problems. 6 Multiple Scattering: Advanced. 6.1 N-Stream Theory and Beyond. 6.2 Diffusion Theory: The Elements. 6.3 The Monte Carlo Method. 6.4 Atmospheric Applications of the Monte Carlo Method. Rate Profiles. References and Suggestions for Further Reading. Problems. 7 Polarization: The Hidden Variable. 7.1 The Nature of Polarized Light. 7.2 Polarization upon Specular Reflection. 7.3 Polarization by Dipolar Scattering: Skylight. 7.4 Particles as Polarizers and Retarders. References and Suggestions for Further Reading. Problems. 8 Meteorological Optics: The Reward. 8.1 Color and Brightness of the Molecular Atmosphere. 8.2 Atmospheric Visual Range. 8.3 Atmospheric Refraction. 8.4 Scatteringby Single Water Droplets. 8.5 Scattering by Single Ice Crystals. 8.5.1 Sun Dogs and Halos. 8.6 Clouds as Givers and Takers of Light. References and Suggestions for Further Reading. Problems. Index.
Series Title: Physics textbook.
Responsibility: Craig F. Bohren and Eugene E. Clothiaux.

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